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Elizabeth Wills[1]

Female 1778 - 1863  (84 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Wills  [2, 3, 4
    Born 15 Dec 1778  Mill Creek Hnd, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Female 
    AFN 1V3S-6G 
    Census 1840  Mill Creek Hnd, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1840 U.S. Census 
    Census 17 Aug 1850  Mill Creek Hnd, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1850 U.S. Census 
    Died 20 Aug 1863  Mill Creek Hnd, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1457  default
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2012 

    Father Harrison Wills,   b. Abt 1750, prob Trenton Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1795, Mill Creek Hnd, New Castle Co, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Mother Hannah Van Leer,   b. 27 Jan 1759, Grand Sprute, Woolwich Twp, Gloucester Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1801, Mill Creek Hnd, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married Abt 1776  of New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • CHILDREN: Several submissions to One World Tree (ancestry.com) list all of Harrison Wells and Hannah Van Leer's children born at Mill Creek, Delaware

      CHILD: Swedish Longacre's lists another child, Sarah WELLS, b. ~1762, md. Peter Leap
    Family ID F640  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Abraham Mendenhall,   b. 28 Mar 1766, Mill Creek Hnd, New Castle Co, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1833, Mill Creek Hnd, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 14 Jan 1798  Old Swedes Church, Wilmington, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
    +1. Alina Mendenhall,   b. 27 Oct 1798, Mill Creek, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1856  (Age 57 years)
    +2. Eliza Mendenhall,   b. 20 Feb 1801, Mill Creek, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1835  (Age 34 years)
     3. Harrison Mendenhall,   b. 18 Aug 1803, Mill Creek, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1855  (Age 51 years)
    +4. Thomas Mendenhall, Sr.,   b. 10 Mar 1806, Wilmington (Mill Creek), New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1888, Dayton, Franklin Co, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +5. James W. Mendenhall,   b. 25 Jul 1808, Mill Creek, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1853, Springville, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     6. George Pierce Mendenhall,   b. 31 Aug 1810, Mill Creek, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1835  (Age 25 years)
     7. Madison Mendenhall,   b. 19 Apr 1813, Mill Creek, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1835  (Age 22 years)
    +8. William Mendenhall,   b. 8 Apr 1815, Mill Creek Hnd, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1906, Springville, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     9. John Mendenhall,   b. 15 Jul 1817, Mill Creek, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1817, Mill Creek, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +10. Eli Mendenhall,   b. 23 Mar 1819, Mill Creek, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1882  (Age 63 years)
    +11. Hannah Wills Mendenhall,   b. 30 Apr 1822, Mill Creek, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1852, Mill Creek, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2008 
    Family ID F624  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Portrait of Elizabeth Wills Mendenhall
    Portrait of Elizabeth Wills Mendenhall
    Portrait of Elizabeth WILLS Mendenhall at Springville, Utah. The original is in the Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, George Edward Anderson Photograph Collection, MSS P-1 # 18828. Original Gelatin dry plate negative; 17.78 x 12.70 cm. (7 x 5 in.). Captioned "Grandma Mendenhall." Photo alleges she made a visit to Springville, Utah in the 1860s, in time for the photograph. Research by Chad G. Nichols.
    Old Swedes Church [22 Mar 2006]
    Old Swedes Church [22 Mar 2006]
    Photo of the west side of Old Swedes Church at Wilmington, Delaware; Prominent family names at this church include Derickson, Robinson, Sinex, Stidham, and Woodward; Immediately in front of the church on this side is "Stidham Row," where 8 Stidham family members are buried. John Sinnickson (Sinnexon) and Ingeborg TOSSAWA married here 1726. John Sinex and Anna ROBINSON were married here in 1754. Abraham Mendenhall and Elizabeth WELLS were married here in 1798. Some of the christenings at this church: John Sinex (1730), Ingeborg SINEX (1762)
    Old Swedes Church [interior]
    Old Swedes Church [interior]
    Photo of the interior of Old Swedes Church at Wilmington, Delaware; Prominent family names at this church include Derickson, Robinson, Sinex, Stidham, and Woodward; Underneath the altar section is buried Brewer Sinex (Broer Seneke). Abraham Mendenhall and Elizabeth WELLS were married here in 1798
    Portrait of Elizabeth Wills Mendenhall and Relatives
    Portrait of Elizabeth Wills Mendenhall and Relatives
    Portrait of Elizabeth WILLS Mendenhall and relatives at Springville, Utah. The original is in the Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, George Edward Anderson Photograph Collection, MSS P-1 # 13030. Original Gelatin dry plate negative; 17.78 x 12.70 cm. (7 x 5 in.). Captioned "Grandma Mendenhall" and "Joe Mendenhall." Photo alleges she made a visit to Springville, Utah in the 1860s, in time for the photograph. Research by Chad G. Nichols.

    Documents
    1840 U.S. Census
    1840 U.S. Census
    1840 U.S. Census: Three families - Elizabeth WELLS Mendenhall, John Synex, & James Mendenhall
    1850 U.S. Census [17 Aug 1850]
    1850 U.S. Census [17 Aug 1850]
    1850 U.S. Census: Elizabeth WELLS Mendenhall & son, Harrison Mendenhall; Also in the home are John & Lina Vanartstale (Unknown relationship)

  • Notes 
    • SURNAME: Surname Wallis or Wells

      CENSUS: Elizabeth has not been identified in the 1860 U.S. Census in either New Castle Co, Delaware nor Utah Territory. The households of each of her children were checked.

      BURIAL: At least once source records bur. Mill Creek Hnd, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA

  • Sources 
    1. [S756] Nichols Online Library, Digital Documents Researched and Scanned by Chad Nichols & Relatives, Nichols, Chad G., (Catalogue of over 40,000 relatives with more than 5,000 of them having documentation to support their place in the family tree. Some recent generation surnames include Anderson, Broman, Campbell, Cloward, Conder, Dutson, Ericksen, Farmer, Holyoak, Kump, Kylen, Mendenhall, Nichols, Nielson, O'Donnell, Richardson, Roberts, Shelley, Stone, and Walker. Most ancestors are from England, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. [online] www.nicholslibrary.org 7783 S 4950 W West Jordan, UT 84081 USA) (Reliability: 3).
      1840 U.S. Census - 002469
      1850 U.S. Census - 002470
      Photographs - 003834, 005491

    2. [S608] 1840 United States Federal Census, United States. Bureau of the Census. 4th Census, 1840, (Washington [District of Columbia] : National Archives and Records Administration Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.) (Reliability: 3).
      Mill Creek Hnd, New Castle Co, Delaware - Elizabeth Mendenhall Household:
      --1 male 15 to 20 yrs
      --1 male 30 to 40 yrs
      --1 female 15 to 20 yrs
      --1 female 20 to 30 yrs
      --1 female 40 to 50 yrs
      --1 female 70 to 80 yrs (Elizabeth?)
      --Next-door is John Sinnix (Thomas Mendenhall's father-in-law)
      --Three households away is James Mendenhall (Elizabeth's son)

    3. [S420] 1850 United States Federal Census, United States. Bureau of the Census. 7th Census, 1850, (Washington [District of Columbia] : National Archives and Records Administration Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.) (Reliability: 3).
      [p 32, 17 Aug 1850]
      Mill Creek Hnd, New Castle Co, Delaware:
      --Elizabeth Mendenhall, age 71, b. New Jersey
      --John Vanartsdale, 66, b. Penn
      --Lina ", 52, b. Del
      --Harrison, age 48, Labourer, b. Delaware
      (research by Chad G. Nichols)

    4. [S415] Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).

    5. [S258] International Genealogical Index - Record of LDS Church Ordinance, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Copyright 1980, 2002, 2006 The record often shows the name of the individual and his or her relationship to a descendant, shown as the heir, family representative, or relative. The original records are arranged by temple, ordinance type, ordinance date, and the relative's name. A family group record for this couple may be in the Family Group Record Collection; Archive Section. (See the Family History Library Catalog for the film number.) These records are alphabetical by name of the father or husband.) (Reliability: 3).
      Elizabeth Wells
      b. 15 Dec 1778 Mill Creek Hnd, Delaware
      d. 20 Aug 1863
      bap Jun 1876 EHOUS
      proxy: Sarah Lovell Mendenhall (1818-1899, daughter-in-law)

      Elizabeth Wells
      b. 15 Dec 1778 Mill Creek Hnd, Delaware
      d. 20 Aug 1863
      parents: Harrison Wells & Hannah Van Leer
      end 16 Nov 1881 SGEOR
      proxy: Irena B. M. Jensen (1871-1953, great granddaughter)

    6. [S87] Early Church Records of New Castle County, Delaware, Volume 2: Old Swedes Church, 1713-1799, Burr, Horace, (Westminster, Maryland : Willow Bend Books, 1994) (Reliability: 3).
      [p 291 14 Jan 1798]
      Old Swedes Church: Abraham Mendenhall md. Elizabeth Wells
      (Research by Chad G. Nichols)